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Coral Restoration Foundation - Coral Conservation and Reef Restoration Internship

Our Coral Conservation and Reef Restoration Internship introduces individuals to the nonprofit sector of marine conservation, focusing on the restoration of coral reef ecosystems and geared towards those enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or recent graduates.
Intern positions last 4 months and are full-time volunteer positions offering a vast amount of experience through participation in our community involvement, daily operations, and field work—including maintaining our Florida Keys coral nurseries and outplanting corals onto the reefs.

Restrictions and Requirements

Applicant must be 21 years of age or older.
Applicant should be enrolled in an undergraduate program having completed at least two years of study at an accredited college or university, be in enrolled in a graduate program, or be a recent graduate from a college or university.
Preference will be given to students who have studied or are studying marine science, specifically coral reefs.
Applicant should have at least 30 dives; 15 of which must be ocean dives and 5 from a boat. Applicant must have at least one logged dive within a year of the start date of the internship. 
Preference will be given to those with Advanced Open Water dive certification and higher, those with boat diving experience, and those with ocean diving experience.
All dive gear (excluding tanks) must be provided by the intern. This means: BCD, regulator, mask, fins, snorkel, dive computer, wetsuit, weights, and gloves.
Upon selection, candidates will be required to provide a dive physical, dive certifications, and log-books as well as proof of active dive insurance, active CPR/First Aid certification, active Oxygen Administration certification, and proof of regulator purchase/servicing.
All selected candidates' dive status is pending the approval of their dive physical by our DSO and Dive Safety Board and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.



Other requirements:

Housing and reliable vehicular transportation must be provided by the intern. Applicants should keep in mind the cost of living in the Florida Keys can be between $800 and $1,200 monthly. Rent will be less expensive if intern teams share living spaces.
Work requires high levels of physical exertion and/or physical strain. Must be able to carry 65 pounds and able to lift 35 pounds overhead. This position is expected to perform 3 shallow-water scuba dives for up to 5 consecutive days per week. Work environment involves frequent exposure to various elements (sun, heat, wind, rain, cold, etc). Typical work week is 5 days a week often including weekends and minor holidays. Additionally, a willingness to travel and work flexible hours is essential.
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Application Deadline: February 24th 2023